Northern Wilds Magazine

Art Spotlight: September 2017


An Abundance of Art

Two self-guided art tours will take place this month: the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Tour around Two Harbors (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and the Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour in Cook County (Sept. 29-Oct. 8). Also occurring is the Group of Stephen exhibit at the Baggage Building Arts Centre in Thunder Bay. Renowned Confederation College oil painting instructor Stephen Krasemann and 11 long-term artists/students will be showing the culmination of their painting accomplishments. An opening reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 3 from 1-4 p.m.


The Lake Superior 20/20 Tour will include pottery by Duluth artist Sheila Staubus [top]. The tour will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at various locations near and in Two Harbors. You can see more of Staubus’ work at:

Wood design artist Dan Findley will also take part in the Lake Superior 20/20 Tour [above right]. Other participating artists include Rose Kadera Vastila, Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens, Mary Reichert, Doug Jackson, Shelley Getten, David Gilsvik, Esther Piszczek and more. 

Two Harbors artist Dan Paulson will showcase his glass work during the Lake Superior 20/20 Tour [left]. To learn more about the tour, visit:


“Quebec Fall” by David Legge [right] will be on display at the Group of Stephen exhibit in Thunder Bay. To learn more, visit

Also part of the Group of Stephen exhibit at the Baggage Building Arts Centre is “Glorious Lights” by Josie Rogalski [below]. Other artists include Stephen Krasemann, Debra Reith, Anne Winkworth and Erika North. 


Breana’s Pick of the Month

The Duluth Art Institute, in partnership with Animal Allies, will host the Forever Home exhibit, featuring photos by Lisa Johnson that look at the before-and-after stories of adopted pets. The exhibit will also include community artists celebrating their pets. It will be on display from Sept. 15-Oct. 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28. To learn more, visit:


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